Disco Biscuits Live at Hippodrome Theatre on 2009-09-11
- Disco Biscuits
Sept 11, 2009
** 16-bit/44.1khz **
02 Mindless Dribble >
03 Spacebirdmatingcall >
04 And The Ladies Were The Rest Of The Night (1) >
05 Mindless Dribble >
08 House Dog Party Favor
09 Pit Bull Ricky (2)
11 Vassillios >
12 You And I >
13 Svenghali (3) >
13 The City
(2) first time played
(3) ending only
No opening act. Venue staff required tapers to set up in front of the soundboard at the rear of the orchestra beneath the overhanging balcony, hence more crowd noise. Special thanks to Jon Goldberg and tDB for the guestlist spot and to Matt Q for tracking this show!
- SD 702 > SoundForge 8.0 (volume/fades/bitrate) > CD Wave v1.71 (tracking) > flac v1.1.4a
- Baltimore, MD
- Run time
- Taped by
- Hippodrome Theatre
Subject: Ah!! What a way to start of the fall terr....
Great recording, btw.
Subject: A Few Great Jams, Lots Of Filler
Dribble > SBMC > Ladies > Dribble > SBMC
The first jam in Dribble is very focused from the start. Nice uptempo trip-hop jam. Almost sounds like they're going to go into Astronaut around 9:30-9:40 (mostly from Brownstein). Great build-up here, and solid communication between Magner/Barber as they near Spacebird. Allen is all over this jam.
Barber really nails the Spacebird riff, which is not always a given. Very, very good to hear. The jam out of Spacebird is a little too generic, and doesn't really seem to go anywhere beyond a superficial dance party jam.
Drop into Ladies is decent, but nothing you haven't heard before. The jam out is again pretty generic, nothing very interesting at all from Barber until they get close to the Dribble switch. The build here is decent, but again, nothing you haven't heard.
Dribble has a nice little type 1 jam in the apple buttered toast portion, and the jam out back into Spacebird is not all that good. Sort of has the feel of a start/stop jam, but it's not a start/stop jam. Magner's playing around with a gated-arp for a while, but the rhythm that Brownstein gets stuck in is kind of stale feeling, and he lays on it forever. They don't ever really seem to get going in this jam, and it feels like they're looking for a direction that they never really find. I do want to note that even though they're not playing anything that's necessarily that interesting, Barber is very on.
House Dog - Barber (mostly) nails the composed part of House Dog, except for one note he misses by a half-step. The 1st jam goes pretty much nowhere, but that's not surprising. Conversely, the 2nd jam is pretty interesting from the get-go. Great balance between all four members of the band, and Barber is playing off of Magner very well here. Really dark sounding jamming; fantastic. Allen is also a maniac at points in this jam.
Pit Bull Ricky - This song had a chance to be my favorite new song. And then the singing started. The singing on this song is so horrible that it hurts a little bit to say that this is my favorite band.
Aceetobee - The 1st jam leaves a little bit to be desired. There's a little too much Barber wankery here for me, and they never really deviate too far from the actual song. The second jam is perfect. It features Magner on his xylophone patch for a little bit, which I'm a huge sucker for. The build up to the peak is good, and Barber is just on fire.
The Vassillios jam is money from the beginning. Magner on sequenced arpeggiator, very digital sounding. They have a few build-ups here, which are very good. The drop into You and I is fantastic. The jam out of You and I is also very good, has a perfect level of balance between Magner and Barber. There is no jam at all in Svenghali or The City, and Mirrors is straightforward.
Overall, 3 stars. There are a few fantastic jams, but considering all but one jam in the first set is throwaway, and only half of the 2nd set is worth listening to, I can't in good conscience give this higher than 3.
Subject: Great way to start the tour!
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